Jamie Moyer and Mariners Throw Strikes for Children's Hospital
August 02, 2005
More than 250 participants attended The 6th Annual Jamie Moyer Invitational Bowling Tournament on Saturday, July 30th at Brunswick Majestic Lanes in Lynnwood.
More than 250 participants attended The 6th Annual Jamie Moyer Invitational Bowling Tournament on Saturday, July 30th at Brunswick Majestic Lanes in Lynnwood. The tournament raised nearly $250,000 for The Moyer Foundation Endowment for Excellence in Pediatric Palliative Care and Child Life programs at Children’s Hospital.
Most of the Seattle Mariners team attended the sold out event in support of The Moyer Foundation, including Adrian Beltre, Jeremy Reed, Raul Ibanez, Richie Sexson, Joel Piniero and many more. Mariners in attendance participated in a special Mariners-only bowling competition with J.J. Putz taking home the honors.
In past years, the Jamie Moyer Invitational Bowling Tournament has supported Child Life programs at Children’s Hospital, donating over $300,000 in the last three years for these programs.
“Many thanks to Karen and Jamie Moyer and The Moyer Foundation for their outstanding leadership and support. And a heartfelt thanks to all the participants, sponsors and volunteers who help to make the Jamie Moyer Invitational Bowling Tournament such a tremendous success, ” said Ross M. Hays MD, Medical Director of Children’s Hospital Pediatric Palliative Care Program.
Children’s Palliative Care Program is one of the first of its kind. An interdisciplinary team works with hospital staff and the families to address the medical, psychological, social, spiritual and logistical services for children with life-limiting illnesses. Children’s Child Life Programs help ease the fears that children and families face while undergoing treatment for life-threatening diseases or emergencies.
About the Moyer Foundation
The Moyer Foundation was founded in July 2000 by Jamie Moyer, Seattle Mariner’s all-star pitcher and wife, Karen. The Foundation’s mission is to provide comfort and support to children enduring a time of profound physical, emotional or financial distress. The Moyer Foundation has contributed more than $3 million in grants to help support over 100 different organizations. In addition to awarding grants to individual organizations, The Moyer Foundation spearheads several initiatives and funds for children in severe distress, including Camp Erin, bereavement camps for children and teens, The Gregory Fund (in partnership with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) for early cancer detection research, and The Moyer Foundation Endowment for Excellence in Pediatric Palliative Care for Seattle’s Children’s Hospital.
About Seattle Children's Hospital
Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org.